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post #1 of 6 Old 08-18-2014, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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02 matte black, topcoat got 'polished' in spots

I spent some time loving on my bike this weekend, a good detail and rode her hard before cars and coffee show and shine over at the local home depot.

I've got a problem. When I got my bike back after the theft recovery, I failed to notice some spots where it looks like a tarp has rubbed the gas tank paint from the factory matte finish to shiny. It's not noticeable except to me. But it's driving me crazy cause the bike is otherwise perfect.

Any way to bring the 'shiny' part back to match the dull matte or am I looking at a full respray of the tank to get back to the OEM matte finish?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-19-2014, 01:23 AM
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I'd want a complete re-shoot of the matte clear if insured.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-19-2014, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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I didn't notice the issue until recently. Claim has been closed for several months. It was stolen in October and I didn't get it back until March. At this point I want to enjoy my bike and not put it in the shop again and fight with the insurance company.

Overall this is a really minor issue. It doesnt even show up in pictures, just to the naked eye.

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-19-2014, 07:08 AM
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Well, I'd just live with it then along as it's just polished that little bit and enjoy.

If you're not willing to be without your bike, living with the "damage" is about your only option short of springing $500 for a new tank.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-19-2014, 07:18 AM
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Thinking about it, I touched up my tank with a Colorite pen and sanded it lighly with 2,000 wet and dry. It doesn't look terrible. If I cared about it enough to try 4,000 wet and dry, or higher, it probably would look pretty good. One of these days, I'm changing the color hince my half-assed effort.....lol

Not sure if you'd ever get it uniform or not and it might make it worse. Personally, I'd just just run it.

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post #6 of 6 Old 08-19-2014, 02:30 PM
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Get a tank bag and never notice it again.

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